25/05/2017 12:00 pm

National Catholic Safeguarding Commission: Annual Report 2016-17

The Ninth Annual Report outlining the work of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) and the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) has been released.

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23/05/2017 9:04 pm

Archbishop prays for attack victims and those traumatised by the unexpected loss of relatives and friends

The Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has released a statement on the Manchester Arena attack. 

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23/05/2017 3:00 pm

Liverpool Mass for Victims of Manchester Arena Attack

The Archbishop of Liverpool will celebrate Mass for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 5:15pm, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

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23/05/2017 1:04 pm

Pope Francis prays for Manchester victims

Pope Francis has sent a telegram condemning the Manchester Arena attack and expressing his condolences in light of the "injury and tragic loss of life". 

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23/05/2017 11:41 am

Cardinal Nichols' statement on the Manchester atrocity

President of the Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has expressed his "shock and dismay" at the horrific attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, 22 May 2017.

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23/05/2017 9:11 am

Statement from the Bishop of Salford on the Manchester Arena attack

The Rt Revd John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, has issued a statement condemning the attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena on Monday night, 22 May.  

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23/05/2017 10:02 am

Churches Together in England - Manchester attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the five other presidents of Churches Together in England have issued this statement about the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May. 

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19/05/2017 11:00 am

Call for prayers for those who work the land

In recent years problems and difficulties in UK agriculture have increased. Financial problems, debt and bankruptcy are common, the incidence of crop and livestock disease is high and rural stress-related mental health problems, including tragic suicides are seen in many communities.

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17/05/2017 6:43 pm

Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario - Bangladesh's first Catholic Cardinal

Today's Catholic News podcast looks east to Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people - 360,000 of whom are Catholics. That's a mere 0.2% of the population. But the Church is vibrant and thriving despite its minority status in a majority Muslim country. So much so, Pope Francis recognised the fact by appointing Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario the country's first Catholic cardinal in November 2016. 

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15/05/2017 10:30 am

Bishops issue General Election guidance with encouragement to vote

The Bishops of England and Wales are encouraging Catholics to play an active part in the General Election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. 

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15/05/2017 10:41 am

Pray for Peace in Syria

War and conflict in Syria has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands since 2011 and the displacement of millions. We're encouraging the Catholic community in England and Wales to pray for Syria and its people on the Feast of St Ephrem - 9 June 2017.

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12/05/2017 4:00 pm

Brexit, trade and human rights

Bishop Declan Lang discusses why human rights should be an important factor in new trade deals once we leave the EU.

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08/05/2017 2:37 pm

The English Bishop with a diocese ten times the size of Britain

Pope Francis has appointed an English missionary to be bishop of a diocese that covers 2,000,000 kms2 in Algeria. Bishop-elect John MacWilliam is originally from Wimbledon and was educated in Sussex. He joined the British Army and saw active service in Northern Ireland and Oman before joining the Missionaries of Africa (known as the White Fathers). 

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02/05/2017 12:00 pm

Spectacular celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Preparations are gathering pace for the celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King with over twenty events scheduled between May and November, many of them free to attend.

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02/05/2017 12:00 pm

Vocations Sunday 2017

The Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life this year will be celebrated on Sunday 7 May. It flows from the broader culture of vocation, and is when the universal Church asks the Lord to send more labourers to the harvest as priests and religious. The theme for this year is ‘Called: extra-ordinary’.

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01/05/2017 4:44 pm

Statement on baby Charlie Gard and his life-support treatment

Statement from Archbishop Peter Smith, Chairman of the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, regarding the medical treatment of baby Charlie Gard. 

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26/04/2017 4:00 pm

Apostleship of the Sea appoints Bishop Paul Mason as new Bishop Promoter for England & Wales

Bishop Paul Mason, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, has been appointed new Bishop Promoter for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) in England & Wales.

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24/04/2017 12:00 pm

Islam and Mercy

In this interview, Dr Shomali and Dr Mahnaz Heydapour, who is the author of the book “Love in Islam”, explore the concept of mercy in Islam – from practising mercy to praying for your enemy.

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16/04/2017 11:00 am

Pope Francis: 'Urbi et Orbi' Easter Message 2017

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017, following Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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15/04/2017 10:00 am

Cardinal Nichols sends greetings to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on his 90th Birthday

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, sends birthday greetings to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as he celebrates his ninetieth birthday this Easter Sunday. Cardinal Nichols sends wishes and prayers from all the Bishops, Clergy and People of England and Wales on this joyous occasion

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